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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Scholarship hunting season is in full swing.  Students (parents are also welcome) searching for scholarships should visit the Career Center to pick up a “Weekly Scholarship Update” listing all of the scholarship applications we have on file.  It will be updated weekly during most of the school year.  You can also check out www.fafsa.ed.gov for information on Federal Student Aid.

Scholarship Bulletin

New scholarships for each week are bold and underlined

(UPDATED 10/20/17)

 

Good Tidings

10/26/17

(10) Scholarships for $10,000 each: This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service. Applications are submitted online and can be accessed at: https://goo.gl/lF7uzs

 

Latinos in Technology

11/13/17

Up to $30,000: Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin, 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and are either US Citizens, permanent residents, or DACAmented. Application and information can be accessed at: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/lit

Vacaville Elks Lodge #2638

11/27/17

500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition. Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Application process may be found online at enf.elks.org/mvs.

CAASC

12/15/17

Seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 weighed. Three letters of recommendation must accompany the application from separate individuals, none of whom are related to the applicant. Basis of award: Academic performance, scholastic aptitude, community service, community involvement. Application process may be found online at caasc.net

WACE

2/15/18

Up to $24,000 per University: GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Must complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200-words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program. For a application or to complete your application online, please visit www.waceinc.org

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

3/1/18

3 Scholarships awarded: Academic Awards for high school seniors, Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for seniors for the summer of 2018, Athletic Award for seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field. Applicant MUST be wholly or partially of Italian descent and must be enrolled in an accredited Trade school, college, university or community college for the fall of 2018. Application process may be found online at www.osiaca.org

Wine Grape Growers Foundation

3/16/18

(2)$8,000 & (4) $2,000: For student to be eligible and remain eligible for this scholarship, the must be enrolled in 12 or more units per semester with satisfactory grades. Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California vineyard during the 2017/18 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply. More information can be found at: cawgfoundation.org

Sons & Daughters of Italy, Vallejo Lodges, Virgilio #1586 & Beatrice Portinari #1626

3/17/18

Seniors who are of Italian heritage, leadership and dedicated service to school & community. Must be pursing foreign language major in Italian. Application and more information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Career Center.

 

Local Scholarship Information

WATCH OUT FOR SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS!
The Federal Trade Commission wants students to be on the lookout for these warning signs of scams:

  • application fees or requests for credit card or bank account numbers
  • guaranteed winnings
  • unusual requests for personal information
  • unsolicited opportunities, You have been selected...
  • large fees for scholarship search programs (most databases can be accessed free through the Internet, your local library or career center)